Making the perfect pancakes for Pancake Tuesday is “so easy”, celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna has said.
The best way to start is to make sure you have some high-quality batter to make the pancakes with.
Clodagh has a simple recipe for the perfect batter.
“It’s 120 grams of all purpose flour - that’s plain flour," Clodagh told Newstalk Breakfast.
“Then two eggs and then 250mls of milk and then you just whisk all that together.
“That should make about eight pancakes.”
Now all you have to do is get cooking.
“I’d say drop a little bit of batter into the pan once you’ve put the oil on it and just use that one to season the pan,” Clodagh said.
“Once you’ve made your batter and you’ve made it settle - and it is important to leave it set.
“You need to let it sit for a half an hour; I mean, I remember growing up we would always make them the night before.”
Clodagh’s favourite type of pancake is a crepe suzette which she believes is “so easy” to make.
“Once you’ve done your pancakes, cover them up in tinfoil and pop them into a very low-heat oven so they stay warm and then put your frying pan back over the heat,” she said.
“Add in three tablespoons of caster sugar and squeeze the juice and the zest of two oranges and let that all melt together until the sugar is completely dissolved.
“Give that about five minutes and you’ll see it starting to get quite golden and then you add in 60 grams of butter and whisk that through.”